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There are 12 ways to get from Athens to Besançon by plane, train, bus, car or car ferry

Select an option below to see step-by-step directions and to compare ticket prices and travel times in Rome2rio's travel planner.

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Fly to Basel, train  •  8h 18m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Basel (BSL) ATH - BSL
  2. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte

$145 - $387

Cheapest option

Bus Union Ivkoni  •  44h 7m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Sofia
  2. Take the bus from Sofia to Basel
  3. Take the bus from Basel, Basel central station to Besançon 099

$98 - $215

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Fly to Lyon, train  •  9h 51m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Lyon (LYS) ATH - LYS
  2. Take the train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte

$141 - $422

Fly to Geneva, train  •  10h 6m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Geneva (GVA) ATH - GVA
  2. Take the train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
  3. Take the train from Lausanne to Mouchard
  4. Take the train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte

$141 - $371

Fly to Zurich, train  •  9h 46m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Zurich (ZRH) ATH - ZRH
  2. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
  3. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte

$154 - $381

Fly to Strasbourg, train  •  8h 34m

  1. Fly from Athens (ATH) to Strasbourg (SXB) ATH - SXB
  2. Take the train from Strasbourg to Besançon-Viotte

$169 - $354

Bus Zlatan Prevoz D.O.O.  •  35h 54m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Beograd
  2. Take the bus from Beograd to Basel
  3. Take the bus from Basel to Besançon

$130 - $219

Drive, car ferry  •  32h 4m

  1. Drive from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Ancona
  3. Drive from Ancona to Besançon

$248 - $477

Bus, car ferry, train via Milano Centrale  •  45h 46m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale Fr / ...
  4. Take the train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne Ec
  5. Take the train from Lausanne to Mouchard Tgv
  6. Take the train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte

$248 - $562

Bus, car ferry, train  •  47h 53m

  1. Take the bus from Athens to Patras
  2. Take the car ferry from Patras to Venezia
  3. Take the train from Venezia S. Lucia to Frasne 1-Y
  4. Take the train from Frasne to Mouchard Tgv
  5. Take the train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte

$325 - $715

Train  •  2 days 1h

  1. Take the train from Athens to Thessaloniki
  2. Take the train from Thessaloniki to Skopje 334
  3. Take the train from Skopje to Belgrade
  4. Take the train from Belgrade to Zurich
  5. Take the train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville TGV / ...
  6. Take the train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte Tgv

$200 - $401

Drive  •  25h 16m

  1. Drive from Athens to Besançon 1651.2 miles

$390 - $600

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The cheapest way to get from Athens to Besançon is to fly and train which costs 120€ - 340€ and takes 8h 18m.

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The quickest way to get from Athens to Besançon is to fly and train which costs 120€ - 340€ and takes 8h 18m.

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No, there is no direct bus from Athens to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Besançon via Beograd and Basel. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 35h 54m.

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No, there is no direct train from Athens to Besançon. However, there are services departing from Athens and arriving at Besançon-Viotte via Thessaloniki, Skopje, Belgrade, Zürich HB and Mulhouse Ville. The journey, including transfers, takes approximately 2 days 1h.

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The distance between Athens and Besançon is 1771 km. The road distance is 2642 km.

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The best way to get from Athens to Besançon without a car is to bus which takes 35h 54m and costs 110€ - 190€.

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It takes approximately 8h 18m to get from Athens to Besançon, including transfers.

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Athens to Besançon bus services, operated by Crazy Holidays, depart from Athens station.

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Athens to Besançon train services, operated by Greek Railways (OSE), depart from Athens station.

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The best way to get from Athens to Besançon is to bus which takes 35h 54m and costs 110€ - 190€. Alternatively, you can train, which costs 170€ - 350€ and takes 2 days 1h.

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Map of how to get from Athens to Besançon.
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  • Distance: 1106.8 miles
  • Duration: 8h 18m

What companies run services between Athens, Greece and Besançon, France?

You can take a bus from Athens to Besançon via Beograd and Basel in around 35h 54m. Alternatively, you can take a train from Athens to Besançon via Thessaloniki, Skopje, Belgrade, Zürich HB, and Mulhouse Ville in around 2 days 1h.

Airlines
Lufthansa
Website
lufthansa.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 33m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Athens to Basel via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $800
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
6h 8m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $950
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $850
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Munich
Ave. Duration
4h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Frankfurt
Ave. Duration
5h 40m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $750
Aegean Airlines
Website
aegeanair.com
Flights from Athens to Basel
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Monday and Friday
Estimated price
$95 - $550
Flights from Athens to Lyon
Ave. Duration
2h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$120 - $950
Flights from Athens to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Athens to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Athens to Strasbourg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Swiss
Website
swiss.com
Flights from Athens to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 51m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$85 - $600
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Zurich
Ave. Duration
4h 48m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$80 - $550
Flights from Athens to Zurich
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $650
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Geneva
Ave. Duration
5h 15m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$150 - $600
Alitalia
Website
alitalia.com
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 13m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Milan Linate
Ave. Duration
5h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$290 - $1,400
easyJet
Website
easyjet.com
Flights from Athens to Basel
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Wednesday and Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Basel via Berlin Tegel
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Geneva
Ave. Duration
2h 50m
When
Tuesday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Naples
Ave. Duration
5h 55m
When
Saturday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,100
Austrian Airlines
Website
austrian.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$250 - $900
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$190 - $900
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Vienna
Ave. Duration
5h 10m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$230 - $900
Air France
Website
airfrance.com
Flights from Athens to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h 30m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$190 - $1,200
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Paris CDG
Ave. Duration
6h
When
Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Athens to Strasbourg via Lyon
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$130 - $700
Brussels Airlines
Website
brusselsairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$220 - $950
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $900
Flights from Athens to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
3h
When
Monday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Flights from Athens to Strasbourg via Brussels
Ave. Duration
5h 5m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$110 - $650
Turkish Airlines
Website
p.turkishairlines.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 10m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday and Sunday
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Athens to Lyon via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
6h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$180 - $800
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Istanbul Ataturk
Ave. Duration
5h 25m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$170 - $750
Air Serbia
Website
airserbia.com
Flights from Athens to Geneva via Rome
Ave. Duration
5h 12m
When
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$270 - $1,400
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Belgrade
Ave. Duration
5h 20m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$130 - $700
KLM
Website
klm.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
5h 45m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$210 - $900
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Amsterdam Schiphol
Ave. Duration
6h 5m
When
Every day
Estimated price
$160 - $550
British Airways
Website
britishairways.com
Flights from Athens to Basel via London Heathrow
Ave. Duration
6h 50m
When
Friday
Estimated price
$190 - $1,000
Transavia France
Website
transavia.com
Flights from Athens to Lyon
Ave. Duration
3h 10m
When
Thursday
Estimated price
$90 - $480
Vueling Airlines
Website
vueling.com
Flights from Athens to Zurich via Barcelona
Ave. Duration
5h 50m
When
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Sunday
Estimated price
$210 - $850
Volotea
Website
volotea.com
Flights from Athens to Strasbourg
Ave. Duration
2h 45m
When
Wednesday
Estimated price
$120 - $550
Train operators
inOui TGV
Phone
0033 892 353535
Website
en.oui.sncf
Train from Mulhouse Ville to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
53m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$31 - $37
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$31 - $37
1st Class
$50 - $60
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
2h 17m
Frequency
4 times a week
Estimated price
$45 - $55
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$45 - $55
1st Class
$65 - $85
Train from Lausanne to Mouchard
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$27 - $32
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$27 - $32
1st Class
$46 - $50
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$28 - $34
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$28 - $34
1st Class
$48 - $53
Train from Strasbourg to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
1h 46m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$50 - $60
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$50 - $60
1st Class
$75 - $95
Train from Frasne to Mouchard
Ave. Duration
28m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$14 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $19
1st Class
$25 - $35
SNCF

Loosely translated as the French National Railway Corporation, the SNCF is France’s state-owned railway company. It covers the country’s extensive rail network, as well as the TGV and Thalys, France’s two high-speed railway networks. With over 14,000 trains operating daily, it is a fast and efficient way of travelling around the country. The railway network consists of about 32,000km in total, of which 1800km are high-speed lines and 14,500km are electrified.

Rome2rio's guide to SNCF
Contact Details
Phone
+33 9 70 60 99 70
Website
sncf.com
Train from Lyon Part Dieu to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$30 - $50
1st Class
$45 - $75
Train from Mouchard to Besançon-Viotte
Ave. Duration
40m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$13 - $19
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$13 - $19
1st Class
$16 - $25
Train from Frasne to Mouchard
Ave. Duration
35m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$14 - $20
Website
en.oui.sncf
2nd Class
$14 - $20
1st Class
$17 - $26
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)

The national railway company of Switzerland, Swiss Railways operates trains throughout the country and adjacent European nations including Germany, France, Italy and Austria. Tickets are sold in two classes - First and Second - with most long-distance trains offering a bistro car serving beverages and snacks. Individual tickets can be bought easily at stands, while a variety of travel passes are on offer to suit different travel needs. Swiss Railways codeshares with American Airlines and Swiss International Air Lines out of Zurich International Airport.

Contact Details
Phone
+41 51 220 11 11
Website
sbb.ch
Train from Genève-Aéroport to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
46m
Frequency
Every 20 minutes
Estimated price
$26 - $50
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Zürich HB to Mulhouse Ville
Ave. Duration
1h 19m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$40 - $75
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$80 - $150
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Train from Venezia S. Lucia to Frasne
Ave. Duration
9h 6m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$180 - $330
Website
Swiss Railways (SBB/CFF/FFS)
Trenitalia Frecce

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia S.Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 25m
Frequency
Hourly
Estimated price
$30 - $50
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Trenitalia Eurocity

The primary train operator in Italy, Trenitalia was created in the year 2000. Trenitalia offers national rail connections in Italy as well as international connections to Austria, France, Germany and Switzerland. The company operates regional and long-distance trains, as well as high-speed trains called Frecce that travel on specialised tracks on speeds of up to 360km/h. Trenitalia tickets are available online, in stations across the country or from many travel agents that offer bookings.

Contact Details
Phone
+39 06 68475475
Website
trenitalia.com
Train from Venezia Santa Lucia to Milano Centrale
Ave. Duration
2h 35m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$45 - $65
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Train from Milano Centrale to Lausanne
Ave. Duration
3h 19m
Frequency
Every 2 hours
Estimated price
$60 - $100
Website
orario.trenitalia.com
Greek Railways (OSE)
Website
trainose.gr
Train from Athens to Thessaloniki
Ave. Duration
5h 23m
Frequency
5 times a day
Estimated price
$24 - $70
Website
trainose.gr
Book at
Raileurope.com
2nd Class Ticket
$24 - $35
1st Class Ticket
$35 - $45
InterCity 2nd Class Ticket
$45 - $55
InterCity 1st Class Ticket
$60 - $70
Macedonian Railways (MZ)
Phone
+389 (2) 3 164 255
Website
mzt.mk
Train from Thessaloniki to Skopje
Ave. Duration
4h 38m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$16 - $55
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Train from Skopje to Belgrade
Ave. Duration
9h 27m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$30 - $100
mzt.mk
mzt.mk
Bus operators
Crazy Holidays
Phone
2310-241545
Website
crazyholidays.gr
Bus from Athens to Beograd
Ave. Duration
16h
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$55 - $80
Schedules at
crazyholidays.gr
Zlatan Prevoz D.O.O.
Phone
00 381 31 510 060
Email
zlatanprevoz@gmail.com
Website
zlatanprevoz.com
Bus from Beograd to Basel
Ave. Duration
15h 39m
Frequency
Twice a week
Estimated price
$55 - $120
Schedules at
zlatanreisen.com
Eurolines CH
Phone
0041 (0) 844 257 224
Website
eurolines.ch
Bus from Basel to Besançon
Ave. Duration
2h 15m
Frequency
6 times a week
Estimated price
$19 - $23
Book at
eurolines.ch
Valeross
Phone
046/ 66 13 21
Email
valeross_holiday@abv.bg
Website
valeross.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
10h 2m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$30 - $70
Schedules at
valeross.com
Union Ivkoni
Phone
02/989 0000
Website
union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
11h 45m
Frequency
Twice daily
Estimated price
$28 - $40
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Bus from Sofia to Basel
Ave. Duration
28h 20m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$55 - $130
Schedules at
online.union-ivkoni.com
Ilias Travel
Phone
+359 2831 9192
Email
office@iliastravel.com
Website
iliastravel.com
Bus from Athens to Sofia
Ave. Duration
14h
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$63 - $67
Schedules at
iliastravel.com
Georg
Phone
+ 359/38/66 34 04
Email
georg_ltd@abv.bg
Website
georg-bg.com
Bus from Sofia to Basel
Ave. Duration
30h 30m
Frequency
Once a week
Estimated price
$200 - $270
Schedules at
georg-bg.com
FlixBus

One of Europe’s leading bus companies, Flixbus serves over 1400 destinations, in 26 countries including Germany, France, Italy, Austria, the Netherlands, Croatia, Spain, and across Scandinavia and central and eastern Europe. Founded in 2012, Flixbus’ extensive network connects cities with approximately 200,000 trips, with buses often departing every 30 minutes. One of the most affordable ways to get around Europe (and expanding soon into the US), a Flixbus journey is cost-effective, well-connected, comfortable and safe.

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Contact Details
Phone
+49 1807 123 99 123
Email
info@flixbus.de
Website
flixbus.de
Bus from Basel, Basel central station to Besançon
Ave. Duration
3h 45m
Frequency
Once daily
Estimated price
$9 - $17
Website
flixbus.co.uk
KTEL Achaias
Phone
2610 623 888
Website
ktelachaias.gr
Bus from Athens to Patras
Ave. Duration
2h 30m
Frequency
Every 30 minutes
Estimated price
$22 - $26
Schedules at
ktelachaias.gr
Ferry operators
Minoan Lines
Phone
801 11 75000
Email
reservation@minoan.gr
Website
minoan.gr
Car ferry from Patras to Ancona
Ave. Duration
20h 30m
Frequency
Every 4 hours
Estimated price
$75 - $220
Website
Minoan Lines
Deck
$77 - $79
Airplane economy seats
$90 - $93
2-berth outside
$190 - $220
3-berth outside shower
$160 - $200
Superfast ferries
Phone
+30 210 8919700
Email
superfast@superfast.com
Website
superfast.com
Car ferry from Patras to Venezia
Ave. Duration
31h 1m
Frequency
3 times a week
Estimated price
$95 - $320
Website
Superfast ferries
Deck
$97 - $99
Aircraft-type seats
$118 - $120
2 bed inside cabin
$312 - $313
3 bed outside cabin
$270 - $320

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The quickest flight from Athens Airport to Basel Airport is the direct flight which takes 2h 55m.

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Athens to Besançon bus services, operated by Eurolines CH, arrive at Besançon station.

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Besançon is 1h behind Athens. It is currently 5:00 AM in Athens and 4:00 AM in Besançon.

Athens to Besançon train services, operated by inOui TGV, arrive at Besançon-Viotte station.

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Yes, the driving distance between Athens to Besançon is 2642 km. It takes approximately 25h 16m to drive from Athens to Besançon.

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Austrian Airlines, KLM, Turkish Airlines and four other airlines offer flights from Athens Airport to Basel Airport.

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There are 113+ hotels available in Besançon. Prices start at $58 USD per night.

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The best way to get from Athens to Athens Airport is to subway which takes 42m and costs 9€.

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